CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has already called out Ben Carson for saying he would not advocate for a Muslim president. Now they are upset and calling for Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race. This shouldn’t come as a shock considering Trump tends to speak his mind about everything regardless of who or what he might offend.
In a recent interview with Fox News, republican presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump said he would “absolutely” invalidate any and all passports and remove all radical mosques in the United States in order to fight and eventually rid the United States of ISIS. The Council on American Islamic Relations is currently banned in the United Arab Emirates for terroristic related reasoning. CAIR is a tax-exempt (or at least for now) organization for the United States Muslim Brotherhood.
The situation came about when the interviewer asked Trump about the current plan in Britain of shutting down mosque who are preaching extremism or known for their radicalism. At first, Trump said it was a “great idea.” When asked about the constitutional right to freedom of religion given in the first amendment, Trump replied “Well, I don’t know. It depends on if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear, I don’t know. You’re going to have to certainly look at it.”
CAIR’s Government Affairs Department Manager Robert McCaw was the officer designated to speak out about the incident. ““Donald Trump’s apparent willingness to close down American mosques that he deems ‘extreme’ is totally incompatible with the Constitution and our nation’s cherished principle of religious freedom. The government should not be in the business of deciding what is acceptable free speech or religious belief. Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks are both un-American, and un-presidential.”
Do you think Donald Trump was on the right path to rid the United States of members of ISIS?